Two soldiers killed and four others wounded after suspected Kurdish rebels detonate car bomb
Two soldiers have been killed and four others wounded after suspected Kurdish rebels detonated a car bomb and opened fire at a police station in the eastern Turkish town of Lice.
The attack came after the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebel group threatened to no longer observe a truce, following Turkish air strikes on its positions in northern Iraq.
The car bomb went off as the soldiers were travelling on a road in the Lice district of the Diyarbakir province late yesterday, a statement from the Diyarbakir governor's office said.
"Two of our personnel were killed in the heinous attack, four were wounded," said the statement.
It said that large-scale operations have been launched to find the perpetrators.
The PKK had yesterday said that the conditions were no longer in place to observe a fragile ceasefire that has largely held since 2013.
It followed the heaviest Turkish air strikes on its positions in northern Iraq since 2011.
The PKK has for decades waged a deadly insurgency in the southeast of Turkey for self-rule that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.
A peace process that began in 2013 has so far failed to yield a final deal.